No Flake Now

This spell will eventually break, he said, clicking his heels and waiting. Nothing. It sure is a long way to Kansas and you’re no Dorothy, Senator Flake. And what a name? No misnomer, wear it with pride, It bears now the stamp of those words of enduring values that last for as long as men…Read more No Flake Now

About Time to Die

when I die Don’t bury me To rot and mould In history’s demise No, wrap me in A blazing pyre To spark and fire With fury, burning Outrage at the tides A’turning Fools’ churning, Hate, unwarranted Rivalries taunted Fools undaunted Dick size threats Unleashed, Truth diminished Into tweets or sound bites, Don’t ask me To…Read more About Time to Die

Dancing in the Moonlight

Dancing in the moonlight, the moon, her partner and stars, the twinkling audience. She spins and twirls to the sound of winds, heart racing, to freedom's adventure. yes, tonight she dances, beyond the grasp of captors and far beyond the sight of those who dare not dream. Tonight she dances free, to walk in fields…Read more Dancing in the Moonlight

We need to talk about Lionel

Lionel Shriver’s Address on Cultural Appropriation Roils a Writers Festival By ROD NORDLANDSEPT. 12, 2016 The author Lionel Shriver caused a stir at the Brisbane Writers Festival. Credit Gary Doak/Writer Pictures, via Associated Press BRISBANE, Australia — Officials in charge of an Australian writers festival were so upset with the address by their keynote speaker,…Read more We need to talk about Lionel

Cat, Pigeons, which is which?

When We Have to Talk About Kevin author, Lionel Shriver addressed the Brisbane Writers' Festival last week, she was under no illusion about the importance or potential impact of what she would say. So she came out with all guns blazing. Australian writer, Yasmin Abdel-Magied took exception to her speech and walked out. Her reaction…Read more Cat, Pigeons, which is which?

Last word on Brexit (enough already)

(Image, courtesy of The Guardian) This post as posted first as a comment on Woebegone but Hopeful with whom I've engaged in regular correspondence on a variety of topics, but most recently, on Brexit. As with all these things, my friend and fellow blogger, a level will be found and the waters will settle. In…Read more Last word on Brexit (enough already)

Finnegans Wake: Book 1.2 — Secret Diary Of PorterGirl

Tackling James Joyce, particularly his most impenetrable work, Finnegan's Wake, is either an act of folly or bravery and probably, a combination of both. This is just the second stab, so to speak, by The Secret Diary of a PorterGirl You will not be surprised to hear that I still have no real clue about…Read more Finnegans Wake: Book 1.2 — Secret Diary Of PorterGirl

An Obstacle is a Challenge

The crate was opened, carefully, a local constable keeping prying neighbours at a safe distance. In hindsight, I'm surprised the army wasn't called in but those were innocent days.